Surplus straw – a cost-effective fuel source

Farmers investing in renewable energy should consider the cost of the fuel source as the most critical factor in ensuring long-term savings, believes Keith Wilson.

Keith is the managing director of International Energy Crops (IEC), the farmer-owned biomass grower and installation company. He explained: “While many farmers are attracted by the government Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments, the most critical factor to consider in the long term remains the cost of the fuel used. 

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